There’s a word in the Bible for focusing on God: worship. Some people think worship is a ritual—that it’s all about a regimens, rules, and regulations. But, it’s not, worship simply means focusing on God.
God wants our focus because he is focused on us.
Our ongoing focus on God is the only real antidote to the worries, frustrations, and stress which causes so much exhaustion in our churches. Our churches need the kind of strength only God can bring.
In The Purpose Driven Church, I wrote about how church growth was more than numerical growth. Actually, God wants every church to grow:
- Stronger through worship
- Warmer through fellowship
- Deeper through discipleship
- Broader through ministry, and
- Larger through evangelism
The Bible gives us three ways we can help our congregations grow stronger through worship.
1. Provide an opportunity for vibrant corporate worship.
Let’s face it. Your people can listen to sermons, read Christian books, and sing along with the latest worship music. People can worship on their own, but worship is better when we do it together. All of those acts of devotion are good, but they aren’t enough to truly…Continue Reading